[squeak-dev] The Trunk: Graphics-pre.405.mcz

Bernhard Pieber bernhard at pieber.com
Fri Oct 19 18:03:34 UTC 2018

> Am 18.10.2018 um 02:18 schrieb David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 03:50:54PM -0700, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> the issue at stake here is the sanctity of the version history.
>>>> It's untouchable. Think of it as immutable, append-only.
>>> Versions buried more than one or two deep are untouchable.  The top
>>> version(s) are not.  Reverting to a prior version IS a use-case.
>>> Deleting or moving a version IS a use-case.  There are UI commands to
>>> do them.
>> Nope. Not in Trunk. Only trunk admins can move versions. Because it is a
>> last-resort option when all else fails.
> I agree. Manually rewriting the version history is sometimes needed in
> extreme cases where the trunk update stream is broken. Aside from that,
> it is usually a bad thing to do.
> There may be differences of opinion here, but I think that we need to
> clear on this as a matter of policy. In my view, the policy should be:
> "Nothing should be deleted from trunk unless it is an emergency fix."

> Thanks,
> Dave

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